Dr. Joseph Fair details his COVID-19 battle: ‘If it can take me down, it can take anybody’


Joining TODAY live from his hospital room, virologist Dr. Joseph Fair, an NBC News contributor, talks about how he contracted COVID-19 himself despite many precautions. He suspects that he may have gotten the virus through his eyes on a plane flight. “It felt like a moderately severe flu for the first week,” he says, but then his condition got progressively worse and he had trouble breathing. He declined to be intubated and responded well to oxygen and drug treatment, and has been taken off the critical list. “I am a very healthy person,” he says. “If it can take me down, it can take anybody down.”